SECURITY ENGINEERING: ENTRY CONTROL FACILITIES / ACCESS CONTROL POINTS
|Publication Date:||25 May 2005|
This UFC presents a unified approach to the design of Entry Control Facilities (ECFs). The term "Entry Control Facilities" encompasses the overall layout, organization, infrastructure, and facilities of an entry control point or access control point. ECF is synonymous with the term Access Control Point (ACP) used in some Service publications. This UFC identifies design features necessary to ensure that infrastructure constructed today will have the flexibility to support future technologies, a changing threat environment and changes in operations.
The examples provided in this UFC are for illustration only and should be modified and adapted to satisfy installation specific constraints. This UFC is not intended to address procedural issues such as tactics and techniques, however a well-designed ECF can enhance and improve operations.
SCOPE AND USE OF GUIDANCE
Commanders, security personnel, planners, designers, architects and engineers should use this UFC when designing primary and secondary ECFs of an installation. A limiteduse ECF, which is open only occasionally, may not require the same level of infrastructure. Technical information considered generally known to professional designers, architects, or engineers or readily available in existing technical references (Unified Facility Criteria, Military Handbooks, Technical Manuals, etc.) has not been included.
Note: Where one or more Service's criteria vary from the other Services' criteria, it is noted in the text with the (Service Exception) symbol. Within the symbol, the Service the exception is applicable for will be indicated by "A" for Department of Army, "AF" for Department of Air Force, "N" for Department of Navy, and "MC" for Department of Navy - Marine Corps. SE